Karnataka Assembly Elections 2013

May 01, 2013, 16:09 PM IST
An elderly Congress party supporter holds a chair to shield herself from rain as she waits with others for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a campaign rally for the upcoming Karnataka state election on the outskirts of Bangalore.
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An elderly Congress party supporter holds a chair to shield herself from rain as she waits with others for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a campaign rally for the upcoming Karnataka state election on the outskirts of Bangalore.

India`s main opposition Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi speaks during a campaign rally for the upcoming state elections in Bangalore.
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India`s main opposition Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi speaks during a campaign rally for the upcoming state elections in Bangalore.

Congress party supporters hold chairs to shield themselves from rain as they wait for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a campaign rally for the upcoming Karnataka state election on the outskirts of Bangalore.
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Congress party supporters hold chairs to shield themselves from rain as they wait for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a campaign rally for the upcoming Karnataka state election on the outskirts of Bangalore.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh flanked by security personnel speaks at a campaign rally for the upcoming Karnataka state election on the outskirts of Bangalore.
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh flanked by security personnel speaks at a campaign rally for the upcoming Karnataka state election on the outskirts of Bangalore.

Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, center, flanked by security personnel speaks during a campaign rally for the upcoming state elections in Tumkur, 70 Kilometers (43 miles) northwest of Bangalore.
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Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, center, flanked by security personnel speaks during a campaign rally for the upcoming state elections in Tumkur, 70 Kilometers (43 miles) northwest of Bangalore.

Sonia Gandhi followed by armed security personnel arrives for a campaign rally for the upcoming Karnataka state election in Bangalore.
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Sonia Gandhi followed by armed security personnel arrives for a campaign rally for the upcoming Karnataka state election in Bangalore.

Sonia Gandhi gestures to supporters during a campaign rally for the upcoming Karnataka state election in Bangalore.
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Sonia Gandhi gestures to supporters during a campaign rally for the upcoming Karnataka state election in Bangalore.

A supporter of Congress party president Sonia Gandhi holds her photograph and waves the party`s flag during a campaign rally attended by Gandhi, for the upcoming Karnataka state election in Bangalore.
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A supporter of Congress party president Sonia Gandhi holds her photograph and waves the party`s flag during a campaign rally attended by Gandhi, for the upcoming Karnataka state election in Bangalore.

Sonia Gandhi and other senior party leaders wave to their supporters during a campaign rally in Bangalore.
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Sonia Gandhi and other senior party leaders wave to their supporters during a campaign rally in Bangalore.

An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard as voters line up outside a polling station to caste their votes in Bangalore.
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An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard as voters line up outside a polling station to caste their votes in Bangalore.

An Indian polling officer applies an indelible ink mark on the finger of a voter at a polling station in Bangalore.
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An Indian polling officer applies an indelible ink mark on the finger of a voter at a polling station in Bangalore.

An Indian Muslim, right, stares at a Hindu man as they wait outside a polling station to caste their votes in Bangalore.
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An Indian Muslim, right, stares at a Hindu man as they wait outside a polling station to caste their votes in Bangalore.

Congress party supporters celebrate outside a counting station after hearing news of the party leading in the recently held state elections in Bangalore.
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Congress party supporters celebrate outside a counting station after hearing news of the party leading in the recently held state elections in Bangalore.

Congress party supporters celebrate outside a counting station after hearing news of the party leading in the recently held state elections in Bangalore.
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Congress party supporters celebrate outside a counting station after hearing news of the party leading in the recently held state elections in Bangalore.

Congress party supporters celebrate outside a counting station after hearing news of the party leading in the recently held state elections in Bangalore.
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Congress party supporters celebrate outside a counting station after hearing news of the party leading in the recently held state elections in Bangalore.

Congress party supporters celebrate after news of the party leading in the recently held state elections in Bangalore, India.
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Congress party supporters celebrate after news of the party leading in the recently held state elections in Bangalore, India.

Congress party leader Siddaramaiah celebrates with supporters after news of the party leading in the recently held state elections in Mysore, India.
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Congress party leader Siddaramaiah celebrates with supporters after news of the party leading in the recently held state elections in Mysore, India.